my scrap philosophy

I scrap for me. I would love to do every page and look at it saying "wow, I'm proud of that"...but sometimes pages get done and are just okay.....that's okay! I don't have perfect days everyday, I'm not a perfect mom all the time, and perfect wife...LOL, let's just say I'm no June Cleaver ;) And those last 10 pounds I lost keep finding their way isn't perfect, and neither is every scrapbook page :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Polkadot Door Designs October Blog Hop and Inspiration Challenge

I am so excited to be a part of
  ...not only as a guest designer (yikes!  I hope I do okay!), but I am also a sponsor!!!  (stay tuned for the details of the prize I have donated, at the bottom of this post ;))

Here is the inspiration:

What immediately inspired me were the clouds...I love clouds!  I have been wanting to try a mixed media canvas for SO long, so I decided to do one for this project...MY FIRST EVER CANVAS :)  I used a tutorial from Christy Tomlinson, whom I've always admired (from "she art" fame).  This was fun, and I learned a lot (A LOT, what dries fast, what doesn't dry at all, for example, after 3 days of drying, you can still see the glue under the buttons still hasn't dried!  Let glue dry before you Mod Podge over things ;)  And a big one:  paint fast over the first layer and "scrape" the paint off quicker!).  But crafting is all about learning, and I am a permanant student LOL...can't wait to improve on myself and do another, and another :) 

Here is the list of designers on the hop:

Tammy - - YOU ARE HERE

Polkadot Door Designs < details on how to join the challenge and be eligible for this month's great prizes.


$20 shop gift certificate for the Challenge winner

prize package of their gorgeous items to the bloghop winner

and me:

I am providing a full kit for the featured designer.

About my kits:  Currently in my shop, I have my "doodad" kits - embellishment kits made up of "non-traditional" scrapbooking items, which include new items, ephemera, and vintage findings.  Starting (hopefully) this month, I am going to have new kits that include "traditional" scrapbooking paper and embellishments, mixed with my "doodads".  I am still waiting on one suppliers' products (I ordered right when they were filling their summer CHA orders, so they got behind).  So I made a kit up from the supplies I had - this is a one of a kind, Polkadot Door Designs exclusive kit :)  It includes my doodads:  ribbon, buttons, non-traditional scrappy embellies, vintage findings and ephemera.  It also includes traditional scrappy items:  8 pieces of patterned paper, 2 pieces each of 4 different colored cardstock, alphas, and embellishment. 

This one includes items from Pink Paislee, American Crafts (Amy Tangerine!), and Studio Calico, and is valued at $23.00.

Here's detail of the paper, the bottom strip is to show the other side of the printed paper, their are 8 double sided pieces:

If you follow me on facebook (link on the right hand side of my blog), I will keep you posted of when I list my new kits :)  If I get enough followers, I'll have a giveaway there :)

Thanks for joining the hop!!!


Amanda Johnson said...

Gorgeous canvas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the gdt!! And the CANVAS is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers and all those YUMMY clouds! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

I love how you did the clouds. Fabulous!

Lisa Elton said...

Your muscial clouds are so cute Tammy! And I adore your sweet whimsical flowers!

Mazlina said...

WOW.. love this so much! so colorful and gorgeous!

Joanne Leddy said...

I think this canvas is fabulous! I'm lovin' your clouds!

Lyneen said...

I LOVE IT... I took a class by Claudine Hellmuth recently and I know she would have loved this... wonderful colors and composition... TFS!

Barbara said...

The canvas is so clever. I mostly never think of creating on canvas, but it's such a good idea!

Unknown said...


What an awesome mixed media project you made! Love it..thanks for the visit on my blog. Will be following your blog now.

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Oh, I love this, especially the clouds!